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Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)

Central place theory predicts that agglomeration can arise from external shocks. This paper investigates whether gold mining is a catalyst for proto-urbanization in rural Ghana. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7347 JUN 30, 2015

Fafchamps,Marcel; Koelle,Michael Rene; Shilpi,Forhad J.

Antigua and Barbuda - Public and Social Sector Transformation Project (PSST) : P126791 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19543 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Inclusive economic growth in America’s cities : what’s the playbook and the score ? (English)

This paper defines economic inclusion as the ability of all people, including the disadvantaged, to share in economic gains, that is, the conditions that allow for broadly shared prosperity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7322 JUN 22, 2015

de Souza Briggs,Xavier; Pendall,Rolf Joseph; Rubin,Victor

How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)

In this paper, survey data are used to document the presence of gender gaps in self-employment, employership, and labor force participation in seven Balkan countries and Turkey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7319 JUN 22, 2015

Cuberes,David; Teignier,Marc

Golden aging : prospects for healthy, active, and prosperous aging in Europe and Central Asia (English)

Societies across Europe and Central Asia are aging, but people are not necessarily living longer. This demographic trend-caused by a decrease in fertility rather than improved longevity-presents both challenges and opportunities for governments, the private sector, and individuals alike. ... See More +

Publication 97714 JUN 16, 2015

Bussolo,Maurizio; Koettl-Brodmann,Johannes; Sinnott,Emily

The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Sierra Leone : results from a high frequency cell phone survey (round three) (English)

As of June 7, 2015, Sierra Leone had reported more than 12,900 cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and over 3,900 deaths since the outbreak began. ... See More +

Working Paper 97392 JUN 15, 2015

Himelein,Kristen; Testaverde,Mauro; Turay, Abubakarr; Turay, Samuel

Benin - BJ-Youth Employment (FY14) : P132667 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19642 JUN 12, 2015

0000A8056

Market imperfections exacerbate the gender gap: the case of Malawi (English)

This paper hypothesizes that labor and credit market imperfections—by discouraging off-farm income-generating activities and restricting access to inputs, respectively—affect female farm productivity more deeply than male productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7300 JUN 10, 2015

Palacios-Lopez,Amparo; López,Ramón

Labor market dynamics in Libya : reintegration for recovery (English)

Since the 2011 uprising that toppled the former regime, Libya has been mired in deep political strife. An economy in which agriculture once flourished was converted wholesale to an oil-based rentier state of the most extreme kind. ... See More +

Publication 97478 JUN 03, 2015

The global opportunity in online outsourcing (English)

Online outsourcing (OO) has become a promising alternative to traditional employment in today’s digital era. It has transformed where, when, and how work is performed. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study ACS14228 JUN 01, 2015

Portraits of labor market exclusion (English)

Portraits of Labor Market Exclusion presents profiles or portraits of individuals who have limited labor-market attachment. It is widely accepted that those with limited attachment to the labor market are a highly heterogeneous group (including, for instance, recent job losers, long-term unemployed, school leavers with no labor-market experience, those close to retirement age, or people with caring responsibilities), and that understanding their circumstances and potential barriers is an essential prerequisite for designing and implementing a tailored and effective mix of policy support and incentives. ... See More +

Publication 97883 MAY 30, 2015

Sundaram,Ramya; Hoerning,Ulrich; De Andrade Falcao,Natasha; Millan,Natalia; Tokman,Carla; Zini,Michele Davide

Albania - Country partnership framework FY2015-19 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 96620 MAY 21, 2015

Serbia - Competitiveness and Jobs Project : environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Competitiveness and Jobs Project for Serbia is to improve the effectiveness and coordination of selected public programs to alleviate constraints to competitiveness and jobs, including investment and export promotion and innovation, as well as active labor market programs, labor intermediation, and activation of social assistance beneficiaries. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1026 MAY 04, 2015

0000A8056

African mining, gender, and local employment (English)

It is a contentious issue whether large scale mining creates local employment, and the sector has been accused of hurting women’s labor supply and economic opportunities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7251 APR 27, 2015

Kotsadam,Andreas; Tolonen,Anja Karolina

Statement by Guy Ryder at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labor Organization at the ninety first meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015. ... See More +

Board Report 95904 APR 18, 2015

Labor productivity and employment gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Drawing on a new set of nationally representative, internationally comparable household surveys, this paper provides an overview of key features of structural transformation—labor allocation and labor productivity—in four African economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7234 APR 06, 2015

McCullough,Ellen B.

Labor market regulations and outcomes in Sweden : a comparative analysis of recent trends (English)

This paper analyzes recent trends in Swedens labor market regulations in relation to comparator economies and examines the relationship between labor market regulations and outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7229 APR 02, 2015

Ulku,Hulya; Muzi,Silvia

Labor market impacts and effectiveness of skills development programs in India (English)

Over the past few years, the Government of India (GOI) has been implementing five large national skills development (SD) programs to improve the employment and earnings prospects of urban and rural youth. ... See More +

Working Paper 94682 APR 01, 2015

Meky,Muna Salih

Cote dIvoire - Emergency Youth Employment and Skills Development Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 95320 MAR 26, 2015

What explains the stagnation of female labor force participation in urban India ? (English)

Female labor force participation rates in urban India between 1987 and 2011 are surprisingly low and have stagnated since the late 1980s. Despite rising growth, fertility decline, and rising wages and education levels, married womens labor force participation hovered around 18 percent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7222 MAR 24, 2015

Klasen,Stephan; Pieters,Janneke

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Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7347 Policy Research Working Paper
Antigua and Barbuda - Public and Social Sector Transformation Project (PSST) : P126791 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19543 Implementation Status and Results Report
Inclusive economic growth in America’s cities : what’s the playbook and the score ? (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7322 Policy Research Working Paper
How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7319 Policy Research Working Paper
Golden aging : prospects for healthy, active, and prosperous aging in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 97714 Publication
The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Sierra Leone : results from a high frequency cell phone survey (round three) (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97392 Working Paper
Benin - BJ-Youth Employment (FY14) : P132667 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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JUN 12, 2015 ISR19642 Implementation Status and Results Report
Market imperfections exacerbate the gender gap: the case of Malawi (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 WPS7300 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor market dynamics in Libya : reintegration for recovery (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 97478 Publication
The global opportunity in online outsourcing (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 ACS14228 Other Poverty Study
Portraits of labor market exclusion (English)
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MAY 30, 2015 97883 Publication
Albania - Country partnership framework FY2015-19 : chair summary (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 96620 Board Summary
Serbia - Competitiveness and Jobs Project : environmental and social management framework (English)
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MAY 04, 2015 SFG1026 Environmental Assessment
African mining, gender, and local employment (English)
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APR 27, 2015 WPS7251 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Guy Ryder at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)
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APR 18, 2015 95904 Board Report
Labor productivity and employment gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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APR 06, 2015 WPS7234 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor market regulations and outcomes in Sweden : a comparative analysis of recent trends (English)
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APR 02, 2015 WPS7229 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor market impacts and effectiveness of skills development programs in India (English)
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APR 01, 2015 94682 Working Paper
Cote dIvoire - Emergency Youth Employment and Skills Development Project : chair summary (English)
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MAR 26, 2015 95320 Board Summary
What explains the stagnation of female labor force participation in urban India ? (English)
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MAR 24, 2015 WPS7222 Policy Research Working Paper